Given the competition for retail customers and wholesale orders is intense, retailers, including software vendors, must be able to meet consumer demand quickly, accurately and at the most competitive price. Despite its failed QRS acquisition, which promised to expand JDA's retail demand chain optimization applications, JDA Portfolio may be able to help retailers if it can overcome the challenges of servicing a fragmented sector and withstand the increasing competition.
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catalysts for change. For example, many large retailers, spearheaded by Wal-Mart , have mandated their suppliers to synchronize product data via European article number /UCCnet registry and data synchronization services. Other catalysts would include the Sunrise 2005 initiative that seeks to standardize on a format for global product identification via a new fourteen-digit code, and the RFID initiatives in place to bring about the rapid adoption of new radio frequency tags on all products, so that they